Monthly Archives: July 2012

Personal pizza with add-on – 25 July 2012

D was not having dinner tonight so I decided to have a personal pizza. At the time I decided that I had no idea what kind it would be, be I had bought a bag of discounted Japanese eggplants at … Continue reading

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Panini; Greek salad – 24 July 2012

I decided to have a Greek salad to use up the feta I bought for… something. Anyway, this is from Mediterranean the Beautiful, which is a decent cookbook full of very nice photos. The recipe is below. I figured out … Continue reading

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Linguine with tomato-goat cheese sauce – 23 July 2012

I am working on using up the Laura Chenel goat cheese from Costco while it’s still good. I decided to cook this sauce for pasta, which is an idea, though not exactly the recipe, from The Pasta Bible by Christian … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, goat cheese, and herbs – 21 July 2012

We were out of bread again, so I decided to make a pizza to use more of the Costco (Laura Chenel) goat cheese and great Odoriko tomatoes from Miyashita Farms. This is a recipe from The Cheese Board’s excellent recipe … Continue reading

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Using up leftovers: omelette/scrambled eggs with red pepper aioli; fresh egg pasta with favas – 18 July 2012

We decided we needed to use up bits and pieces of what was in the fridge. We had the red pepper aioli from the swordfish dinner a week ago, served over an omelette D made – just 2 eggs total, … Continue reading

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Linguine with grilled radicchio and endive, toasted walnuts, and vinaigrette with Roquefort – 14 July 2012

I don’t remember why I decided on this pasta, but it’s an old favorite and was very enjoyable. It’s from Weber’s Art of the Grill, a perfectly fantastic recipe book, and remarkably, is totally veggie. You grill halved endive and … Continue reading

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Swordfish with red pepper aioli; zucchini with onions; Thai jasmine rice – 13 July 2012

Our friends M&N are staying here en route to their getaway in Marin, and D&I cooked dinner tonight while M was picking up N at the airport: Grilled swordfish marinated in chili/cayenne, topped with a roasted red pepper aioli, and … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs and rice; cucumber salad – 12 July 2012

Our friend M is staying with us, and made this wonderful chicken dinner. He marinated about 4 lb of chicken thighs – about 6 quite large thighs (“thundering thighs” per D) – and grilled them on our range’s grill. Here … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato-mushroom sauce; avocado salad – 11 July 2012

Our friend M was arriving but we didn’t know when, since he had an 11 hour drive. I had an idea what to make, but forgot his aversion to Roquefort, so we had to come up with another idea. D … Continue reading

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Baguette and cheese before the City Council meeting – 10 July 2012

D went to the Bowl this morning and picked up an Acme rustic baguette and some goat cheese labeled “Chevre de Bellay with Herb.” Just one? Perhaps. Neither of us could identify the herb(s) in question, which coated the outside. … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 9 July 2012

Seeing that we would run out of bread, I scheduled an easy pizza for tonight – and then ended up leafletting the neighborhood about a flood abatement bond measure. LOL! But that fit perfectly well into the time the dough … Continue reading

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White bean salad with Manchego, Avocado, Apple, and Lemon – 8 July 2012

I ran across this recipe in Pintxos, which my brother B gave me for Christmas, and it required all these things we have (pine nuts, basil from the garden) and want to be sure to use (manchego from Costco, green … Continue reading

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Mixed herb pasta with red bell peppers and feta; white zucchini – 7 July 2012

I finally took over cooking, with D at a show today and expected to return home pretty worn out. I went to the Cheese Board this morning and bought some fresh mozzarella di bufala for a pizza in the near … Continue reading

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Hamburgers; potato salad with tarragon; frozen broccoli – 4 July 2012

It’s America’s birthday so what could we have but hamburgers? D bought Semifreddi ciabatta rolls at the Bowl yesterday and popped them into the freezer. We took them out this morning to defrost; I cut them horizontally to make hamburger … Continue reading

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